An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880
Lot 1091W
An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet
Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880 An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880 An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880 An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880 An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880 An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880
Property of various owners
An Aesthetic Movement ebonized and brass-mounted cabinet
Herter Brothers, New York, 1870-1880
With original red silk velvet lining, the back stamped HERTER BRO'S
height 57 1/4in (145.3cm); width of feet 47 1/2in (120.6cm); depth of case 14in (35.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Margot Johnson, Inc., New York

    Of particular note are the brass half-round surrounds and beveled glass doors. A slightly larger cabinet of virtually identical form was made for the Honorable William Drew Washburn for his Greek Revival residence in Minneapolis; that cabinet is now in the collection of the Carnegie Institute of Art in Pittsburgh and illustrated in The Magazine Antiques, (May, 1985), p. 1060.

    The Carnegie example was part of a larger refurbishment that the Herter Brothers were commissioned for, and their bill, which totaled $92,466.94 and was dated 24 June 1884, included architectural woodwork, ceiling and wall decorations, and furniture for the library and drawing room. It is probable that the cabinet offered here was part of that commission.

    A second related example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession # 2002.396.1a–e.
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